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Ronin Warriors: Gaiden (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers: Gaiden
Samurai Troopers Gaiden
Yoroiden Samurai Troopers: Gaiden (Japanese)
Yoroiden Samurai Troopers: Supplementary
鎧伝サムライトルーパー 外伝 (Japanese)
Themes: samurai, sentai
Plot Summary: In the summer of 1989, the troopers are celebrating Ryou’s birthday party, but Seiji is missing and the news speak of a strange killer in samurai armor wreaking havoc in New York. When the troopers realize it is the Kourin armor, they go to New York to investigate and encounter a mysterious enemy calling himself Shikaisen.
User Ratings: 85 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 8 votes (dub:5, sub:3)
 Excellent: 4 votes (dub:4)
 Very good: 14 votes (sub:9, dub:4, ?:1)
 Good: 21 votes (sub:12, dub:8, edit.dub:1)
 Decent: 10 votes (dub:5, sub:5)
 So-so: 11 votes (sub:7, dub:4)
 Not really good: 5 votes (sub:4, dub:1)
 Weak: 4 votes (sub:2, dub:2)
 Bad: 4 votes (sub:2, dub:2)
 Awful: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 333 users, rank: #2805 (of 9609)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.271 (Decent+), std. dev.: 2.3684, rank: #6509 (of 9740)
Weighted mean: 6.215 (Decent+), rank: #6610 (of 9740) (seen all: 6.37 / seen some: 5.14)
Bayesian estimate: 6.383 (Decent+), rank: #5614 (of 7380)
Number of episodes: 2
Episode titles: We have 2
Vintage: 1989-04-30 to 1989-06-01
Release dates: We have 6
Opening Theme:
#1: "Stardust Eyes" (スターダストアイズ) by Mariko Uranishi (ep 1)
#2: "Samurai Heart" (サムライハート) by Hiroko Moriguchi (ep 2)
Ending Theme:
#1: "FARAWAY" by Mariko Uranishi (ep 1)
#2: "Be Free" by Hiroko Moriguchi (ep 2)
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers - The Complete Collection [TV + OVAs] (Blu-ray) 2021-12-28 (from $59.46)
DVD (Region 1)
    Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers - The Complete OVA Series (DVD) 2015-02-24 (from $38.30)
    Ronin Warriors - New Adventures (DVD) 2003-04-02 (from $36.01)
    Ronin Warriors - New Adventures (DVD) 2004-04-13 (from $8.99)
    Ronin Warriors - Complete Collection (DVD) 2004-09-28 (from $499.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Storyboard: Mamoru Hamatsu
Music: Osamu Tozuka
Original Work: Hajime Yatate
Character Design:
Norio Shioyama
Shūkō Murase
Animation Director: Shūkō Murase (Nakamura Production)
Director of Photography: Shūkō Murase
Hironori Nakagawa (Sunrise)
Yasuhisa Kazama (CBS Sony Group)

Animation Check: Koichiro Kiyoshima
Armor Design: Hideo Okamoto
Color setting: Kayoko Nishi
Photography: Kazunobu Okeda
Sound: Kōichi Chiba
Theme Song Arrangement:
Michiaki Katō (OP1, ED1)
Osamu Totsuka (OP2, ED2)
Theme Song Composition:
Midori Karashima (ED1)
Yasuhiko Shigemura (OP1-2, ED2)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Midori Karashima (ED1)
Yoshiko Miura (OP1-2, ED2)
Theme Song Performance:
Hiroko Moriguchi (OP2; ED2)
Mariko Uranishi (OP1; ED1)
Daiki Nakamura as Seiji Date
Hiroshi Takemura as Touma Hashiba
Nozomu Sasaki as Shin Mouri
Takeshi Kusao as Ryo Sanada
Tomohiro Nishimura as Shū Rei Fuan

Kaori Kusakabe as Nasuti Yagyū
Kumiko Watanabe as Jun Yamano

Eri Kouno as Luna
Hiroshi Hashimoto as
Black Man B (ep 1)
Jūrōta Kosugi as Mad Scientist
Masako Katsuki as Newscaster (ep 1)
Masashi Ebara as Pilot (ep 1)
Minoru Inaba as
Ninja (ep 2)
Police (ep 1)
Naoki Makishima as Black Man A (ep 1)
Naoki Tatsuta as Mr. Chin
Seizo Katou as Shikaisen
Tomie Oono as Stewardess (ep 1)
Yoshino Takamori as Naria
Japanese companies
Animation Direction: Nakamura Production
Toei Company, Ltd. (Blu-ray)
Toei Video Co., Ltd. (Blu-ray)
Finish Animation: Studio Tomcat
Key Animation:
Anime R (ep 2)
Studio Dub (ep 1)
Photography: Asahi Production
Planning: Sunrise
Sales Agency: Dream Shift (Blu-ray)
special effects: Marix
Titles: Maki Production
English staff
English cast
Translation: Kevin McKeown
Executive producer: Ken Iyadomi
Brady Hartel (Discotek Blu-ray)
Justin Sevakis (Discotek Blu-ray)
Miho Kinoshita

Additional Translation:
Elizabeth Ellis (Discotek Blu-ray)
Noelle Siddall (Discotek Blu-ray)
Audio Restoration:
Brady Hartel (Discotek Blu-ray)
Elaine Morland (Discotek Blu-ray)
Blu-Ray Authoring: Justin Sevakis (Discotek Blu-ray)
Blu-Ray Compression: Justin Sevakis (Discotek Blu-ray)
Chief Producer: Charles McCarter
Design Director: Brady Hartel (Discotek)
DVD Menu Design: Victor De Anda
Engineering Assistant: John Duncan
Menu Breakdown: Gary Swarer (Discotek Blu-ray)
Menu Design: Gary Swarer (Discotek Blu-ray)
Production Assistant: Elaine Morland (Discotek Blu-ray)
Production Coordination: Kirsten Thorarinson
Quality Control:
Logan Rebholz (Discotek Blu-ray)
Marc Levy (Discotek Blu-ray)
Re-Recording Mixing: Jan Deny
Recording engineer: Jason Cushing
Script Adaptation: Mike Bridges
Special Thanks To:
James Howell (Discotek DVD)
Reed Nelson (Discotek DVD)
Stephanie Shih (Discotek DVD)
Steven Siddall (Discotek DVD)
Subtitle Editor: Logan Rebholz (Discotek Blu-ray)
Subtitle Script: Kevin McKeown
Subtitle Timing: Logan Rebholz (Discotek Blu-ray)
Voice Direction: Rob Bakewell
Andrew Francis as Kento Lei Fan
Matt Hill as Ryo Sanada
Matt Smith as Sage Date
Michael Donovan as Cye Mouri
Ward Perry as Rowan Hashiba

Danny McKinnon as Yuli
David Kaye as Ancient One (Message)

Chantal Strand as Suzunagi (Young, Message)
Don Brown as
Pilot (Gaiden)
Shikaisen (Gaiden)
Ellen Kennedy as Suzunagi (Message)
Jillian Michaels as
Newscaster (Gaiden)
Runa (Gaiden)
Lisa Ann Beley as Suzunagi's Mother (Message)
Michael Donovan as Scientist (Gaiden)
Trevor Devall as
Fight Announcer (Message)
Show Promoter (Message)
UN Rep (Message)
Uncle Chin (Gaiden)
Venus Terzo as
Flight Attendant (Gaiden)
Ward Perry as
Actor (Message)
Shogunate Official (Message)
UN Rep (Message)
English companies
Adaptation: The Ocean Group
Additional Production: TwistyGadget
Cinedigm (USA; 2014)
Geneon Entertainment Inc. (North America; 2003)
DVD Authoring: Ascent Media DVD
DVD Menu Design: TwistyGadget (Discotek)
Internet Streaming:
Pluto TV
Licensed by:
Bandai Entertainment (Expired)
Discotek Media (2014)
Packaging Design: TwistyGadget (Discotek)
Recording Studio: Westwood Studios

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